Broken Barrel

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The Broken Barrel Bar is a chef-driven tailgate party with inventive cuisine and house-smoked meats. Guests can savor Chef Bryant Anderson's award winning creations in an inviting atmosphere with friends and family in our exposed brick dining room or while enjoying exciting cocktails on our 2000 square foot beer garden. The Broken Barrel Bar is committed to a scratch kitchen and whether you're dining with us or we're catering your next BBQ, we will strive to provide our guests with the most mouth-watering and craveable dinner and brunch in the city of Chicago.
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. We went on a Wednesday without realizing there would be bingo. It was a blast! The hosts were a lot of fun!

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe with great service and an amazing vibe. There was bingo going on that night and it was a blast!

ED
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Good selections of beers and specials! Wings were good and the Monkey Cheesy Bread as well! The Nashville Chicken Sandwich was ok bread tasted old and hard and the fries tasted like reheated fries and old. Overall not bad. Service was great!

JL
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Ordered the broken brisket dip meat was very well cooked! Wings were delicious and nachos were addicting. For drinks I was able to try the Jungle Juice, delicious with a punch behind it is how I would describe the experience! House made donuts were unlike anything I’ve tasted. Overall great place we will back.

GA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening of drinks and dinner at Broken Barrel. There were 5 of us - family and friends, and we sat outside in a large comfy booth on the outdoor patio. What a fun time! It was Friday happy hour, so our starters and some of our drinks were specially priced. All of the food was terrific. If you think this is just a bar for drinking, you are way wrong. The food is creative and wonderful. Lots of really interesting starters - I would recommend the cheese curds and the crispy cauliflower. Our table also shared a large order of wings. There are a bunch of interesting sauces to select from, and our platter included two different ones. The menu says the wings have won awards, and we could all see why. Service was friendly, and the patio is a great option for outdoor dinning. Highly recommended!

CD
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful outdoor beer garden, good food and our server, Danielle, was fantastic!

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, great vibe, good food and drink.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Everything was there for brunch

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice neighborhood sports bar and outdoor space. Kitchen seemed a little slow. Food was tasty and would prefer a few healthier options.

KG
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVED the short rib tacos! Also love the brussel sprouts grill broccolini! Service was great as well!

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, beer selection, amazing food, love the atmosphere. Will definitely be coming here often.

GA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there for a family get-together; there were 5 adults. Our table shared a bunch of different appetizers. They were all wonderful. We tried two different kinds of wings, and both were excellent. The Angry Tots appetizer is very unique and tasty. I would also recommend the Crispy Cauliflower. You just don't find unique appetizers like these at a typical restaurant. At first Broken Barrel might just sound like a snazzy bar, but what sets it apart is the great food and the very interesting menu. For dessert the Plantains Foster is yummy. All-in-all, a fun and tasty evening!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was good and ambience was casual, but fun. Unfortunately the service was horrible. I will not be going back.

DD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the Vanderpump Mondays! All the TVs were set to the show, with TV themed drinks and a great atmosphere! Just wish they would have turned the TVs up a bit louder.

LP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant! We were there with two young kids and the servers were awesome with them. The kids meals have plenty of food and good options to choose from. All of the adults meals were great as well. We had the kale salad, the pulled pork sandwich and the Nashville hot chicken sandwich. We were all very pleased. A great beer selection seals the deal - we will be frequent guests!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was not great. Half our food didn’t come out together and after waiting for one of the meals the order wasn’t correct. Service very slow.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible time watching the Chiefs. Coming back for the Super Bowl.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Way too loud... DJ during commercial breaks of sports games BLASTS music to the point you can't hear the person next to you, even if they're shouting.

S
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great to find a place with food later in the evening. Super loud, however.

DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

After a short wait, despite online booking, we were given a booth in the rear, which was nice and less noisy than further forward. The food was good...nice take on nachos. Kale salad was delicious and the teens gave the burgers the thumbs up.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food is greasy, kids meals are overpriced at $9 and the service was subpar.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kiwi Margaritas are the best! All the food is amazing! Brussel sprout nachos are addictive! The black bean burger is my new fav!